On September 24, 2013, the Cayuga County Legislature passed a local law that impacts vendors of tobacco products.
Starting January 1, 2014, in order to sell tobacco or tobacco products to consumers in Cayuga County, a vendor must have a valid Tobacco Retail License issued by the Cayuga County Health Department. The law also states that applications for a license must be made at least 30 days prior to January 1, 2014.
There is currently no fee.
The goal of this program is to reduce the exposure of the public to secondary smoke within public places and the workplace.
Secondhand smoke - a substance with over 4,000 chemical compounds, including 43 known to cause cancer - is responsible for the deaths of approximately 62,000 non-smokers each year in the United States.
The Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) prohibits smoking in virtually all places of business. Business owners are required to inform employees and patrons that smoking is prohibited indoors and to post No Smoking signs in conspicuous places within their establishment. This program provides services in the following areas:
Clean Indoor Air Act Applications:
The goal of ATUPA is to stop the sale of tobacco to anyone under 18 years of age.
The program tries to achieve this goal by: